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Justin Bieber

I Didn't Know It Was Illegal

To Spraypaint Rio Wall

11/6/2013 10:33 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

10:10 A.M. PT --  Bieber has now been charged with illegally tagging the wall of an abandoned hotel in Rio ... according to reports.  It's a misdemeanor crime and Bieber could be fined ... but he's already left the country.


Ignorance of the law is no excuse, unless you're Justin Bieber -- because that's what he's claiming now that police are trying to contact him in connection with illegal graffiti in Brazil.

Bieber was photographed tagging up a Rio building Tuesday, and local police reportedly launched an investigation ... even going to Bieber's rented mansion to question him, but the singer was gone by the time cops arrived.

FYI, defacing buildings is a crime in Brazil punishable by up to a year in jail ... and thanks to these photos, police now have reason to believe Bieber is guilty.

But sources close to the Biebs tell us, the singer is pleading ignorance, insisting he was advised by locals to tag the buildings in question -- and presumed it was okay.

Not like it matters now, we're told Bieber has since left Rio and probably won't be back for a while.

You'll recall, Bieber's been on a tagging frenzy in South America -- just last week he was spraypainting the phrase "Free Breezy" in Colombia.



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adam salemi

317 days ago

Karvey Kardashian    

So if the locals told him to rob a bank or steal a car he would just assume it was okay to do? I thought he claims to be a man now? That sounds like the excuses that little kids make, but real men don't need to make any.

317 days ago


This little douche didn't know that spray painting property that doesn't belong to him is illegal? Way to piss all over a country that is gracious enough to except his horrible music.....

317 days ago

bring back recent posts    

....this kid is going down a sad row...just saw the video that hooker is a good person...just playing with fire between these broads and safety...yikes

317 days ago


man he is dumb

317 days ago


Lol. Well this should allow him plenty time to stay in brazil and enjoy the their prison!! He will wish he was in an American jail. Brazil?? WTF? He is an idiot!

317 days ago


I really think his management team are trying to get him to go off the deep end. With all this money? This kid get can't better supervision? That sounds like a lady gaga management drop out plot in the making. . I really think they are done with him. He's on his way out. Another one bites the dust!

Mngmnt Strategy: Let them suffer their own demise.

317 days ago


"I didn't know it was illegal to tag a building"? More like "I didn't know it was illegal to do something illegal" or "I didn't know I'm so stupid because I always act like an entitled moron".

This little douche needs a serious beatdown...

317 days ago


This video is from Bieber sleeping with a prostitute:

317 days ago


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317 days ago


This is Breezy - JUSTICE FOR BREEZY (Dog kicked and beaten with a shovel and rake, and tossed in a dumpster in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

316 days ago


This is Breezy - JUSTICE FOR BREEZY (Dog kicked and beaten with a shovel and rake, and tossed in a dumpster in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

316 days ago


I've been to Brazil a few looks like you can spray anything and anywhere. No architecture.

316 days ago


Hey Beibs, stop the cool guy **** and trying to look like a gangsta. You're CANADIAN!? Remember?

316 days ago


He talks like there're countries where tagging is legal..

316 days ago
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